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SMSU TRACK AND FIELD: Miessner named assistant track and field coach at SMSU

MARSHALL - Southwest Minnesota State University head track & field coach Dan Allen announced Tuesday the hiring of Riley Miessner as the program's new assistant coach. "Riley has knowledge of many event groups having been a decathlete, and having coached almost every event in track and ...

SMSU ATHLETICS: Tickets now available for 2019 SMSU Athletics Hall of Honor

MARSHALL - The 14th induction into the Southwest Minnesota State University Athletics Hall of Honor is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 2. The festivities, which will be held at the SMSU Upper Level Conference Center, will begin at 11 a.m. with a half-hour social, followed by lunch and the ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall hockey takes on Windom

WINDOM – The Marshall girls and boys hockey team hit the road on Monday to take on Windom Area in a doubleheader. The Tigers were able to earn a sweep over the Eagles on the night, with the Marshall girls team winning 6-1 and the boys team winning 4-1. Girls Hockey Marshall 6, Windom Area ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Defense on display

TRACY – After dropping three straight games in the month of December, the defending state champions of Class A in Russell-Tyler-Ruthton look to have righted the ship in the new year with five consecutive victories heading into Monday night’s matchup with hosts ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Second-half boost lifts Mankato East past Tigers

MARSHALL – The No. 6 ranked Mankato East Cougars boys basketball team – in the midst of a seven-game winning streak – paid a visit to the Marshall home gym on Saturday in what looked to be one of the most difficult challenges for the Marshall Tigers thus far in the season. Playing a ...

PREP BASKETBALL: WWG, YME earn split in doubleheader

MARSHALL – The Westbrook -Walnut Grove and Yellow Medicine East boys and girls basketball teams kicked off a string of games at Southwest Minnesota State University on Saturday with a doubleheader matchup. The Chargers and Sting earned a split in the pair of games, with the WWG boys and YME ...

PREP BASKETBALL: Knights cruise to sweep in doubleheader

MARSHALL – The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton boys and girls basketball team closed out the day at Southwest Minnesota State University on Saturday with a doubleheader of their own. Both teams were able to come out victorious, with the RTR girls defeating Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 81-28 and the RTR ...

SMSU WRESTLING: SMSU can’t get past Augsburg

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team fell 32-6 to nationally-ranked, Augsburg University, in a non-conference dual on Saturday afternoon. SMSU drops to 0-3 overall while Augsburg advances to an undefeated 8-0 on the season. Augsburgs' top-ranked wrestlers proved their ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall takes out Minnesota River, 6-2

ST. PETER – The Marshall girls hockey team defeated Minnesota River 6-2 on Saturday. After the Bulldogs got the scoring started in the first period, Marshall quickly tied things up at 1-1 midway through the frame on a goal by Sydney Mauch on the assist from Logan Sherman. Marshall would ...

AREA HOCKEY: Pioneers on the pond

MARSHALL – Going all the way back to the late 1960s to now, the sport of hockey in the town of Marshall has seen monumental changes coming in the form of new rinks, teams and opportunities in which to participate. From what began as a group of grade school friends organizing a club team ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Effective first half pushes Tigers past Pipestone Area

MARSHALL – The Marshall boys basketball team appeared unstoppable in the first half of Friday night’s home matchup with Big South Conference rival Pipestone. At the half, the Tigers looked to be on their way to a rout, holding a 31-12 lead. In what can only be described as a tale of two ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Strong defense leads Marshall to 53-40 win over Arrows

PIPESTONE – The Marshall girls basketball team defeated Pipestone Area 53-40 on Friday. Jordyn Hilgemann led the way for the Tigers with 22 points while Lenei Estrada added eight and Emily Meier had six. Paige Andries led in rebounds with eight while Estrada led in assists with ...

SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: CSP uses strong offense in victory over Mustangs

ST. PAUL - The Southwest Minnesota State women's basketball team fell 86-65 to a strong offense from Concordia-St. Paul on Friday night at the Gangelhoff Center for the second time this season. SMSU (6-8, 3-6 NSIC) shot 32 percent from the field, 35 from the three-point line, and 73 percent ...

SMSU WRESTLING: Mustangs host Augsburg in non-conference dual

MARSHALL - The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team (0-2) hosts Augsburg University (7-0) in a non-conference dual today at 2 p.m. in the PE Gym. Augsburg University, a DIII university located in Minneapolis, Minn., is a part of the MIAC and is ranked No. 1, according to the NWCA, through ...